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Autonomous Navigation System Design For A Smart Rover

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005



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Capstone & Educational Resource Developments

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10.245.1 - 10.245.11



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Zekeriya Aliyazicioglu

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Autonomous Navigation System Design for a Smart Robotic Rover

Yi Cheng, Kathleen Hayden, Zekeriya Aliyazicioglu, Tim Lin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

1. Introduction In response to the NASA Research Announcement of 2002, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) submitted a proposal for the “Partnership Awards for the Integration of Research into Undergraduate Education” (PAIR) program. The purpose of the PAIR program is to integrate cutting-edge NASA-related research into the undergraduate curriculum. Cal Poly Pomona proposed to incorporate the Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) robotic technology research into the undergraduate curriculum of the Electrical and Computer Department, the Engineering Technology Department and the Computer Science Department. Our proposal, “Deep Space Exploration using Smart Robotic Rovers”, was selected for funding and we established our first interdisciplinary team of students and faculty to develop a smart robotic rover.

During the last two years, students and faculty participating in this program have developed a robotic rover that has successfully accomplished the initial goals of the project. The rover is capable of climbing 30o inclines, rotating about its center axis, strafing, and maneuvering diagonally while maintaining stability. It was also designed to protect the vital internal components from outside contaminants and provided mechanical support for all externally mounted equipment.

Figure 1. Smart Robotic Rover Prototype

Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education”

Aliyazicioglu, Z. (2005, June), Autonomous Navigation System Design For A Smart Rover Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14989

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